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element14 awards community winners

The element14 Community has announced the winners of its annual Community Awards, identifying the most inspiring projects completed in 2014. The winners are as follows: Product of the Year: Raspberry Pi B+ Technology of the Year: The Internet of Things (IoT) Design Challenge of the Year: ‘Forget Me Not’ Challenge…

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element14 selects engineers for wearables design challenge

The element14 Community has named the 12 engineers from around the world who will take part in its “Sudden Impact” design competition, which is aimed at developing wearable health devices for detecting and preventing sports-related injuries. Dianne Kibbey, global head of community, element14 said: “We are eager to see…

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Design for 1-wire heating control in Forget Me Not Design Challenge

We all have heating control systems in our homes and sometimes they do not work as we would like. Which is why I was interested in this description of a 1-wire temperature sensing network posted by verrverr in Forget Me Not Design Challenge on the element14 website. “This week…

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Is this the best dev kit you're ever seen?

Are you collecting dev boards with every new microcontroller seeming to require its own dev board? Do you wish you could find a development board which can be used with any microcontroller? Well, you may be interested in reading Charles Gantt’s  TheMakersWorkbench Blog on the element14 Community. Charles Gantt…

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Mouser adds instrumentation focus to microsites

Mouser Electronics’ latest applications specific website addresses instrumentation, offering component guidelines and system requirements for building instrumentation and data acquisition systems. The aim of this applications section on the distributor’s main websites is to provide articles, resources and videos on building instrumentation and data acquisition systems including design guidelines…

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Future offers free STM32 Nucleo boards in Europe

Future Electronics is making the new range of STM32 Nucleo prototyping boards from STMicroelectronics available free via its FTM Board Club website for design engineers. Board Club, which provides evaluation, development and prototyping boards free to any OEM engineers based in the EMEA region, now includes the STM32 Nucleo base…

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RS launches 3D design competition with £5,000 prize

RS Components and its US arm, Allied Electronics have launched as design competition based on the distributor’s recently introduced DesignSpark Mechanical, the downloadable 3D design software tool, co-developed with SpaceClaim. The distributor is offering a prize of £5,000 and the first ever Ormerod 3D printer created by…

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Raspberry Pi goes gaming

A Raspberry Pi has been used as the hardware platform to build a fully portable gaming console. It is the result of an online design project by blogger Ben Heck, who uses a Raspberry Pi Model B board featured in a two-part series on the element14 Community of distributor…

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